Controllers of Personal Information
Any personal information provided to or to be gathered by AlexaRowan.com is controlled solely by AlexaRowan.com.
What Information About Me Is Collected and Stored?
When you register for Alexa Rowan’s New Release Newsletter, we collect your email address.
As a general matter, you can browse the Site without submitting your personal information to us. However, there are a number of circumstances in which you may supply us with your personal information. The following lists the most common ways in which we may collect your personal information.
- Sign up to receive e-mail newsletters from us
- Participation in surveys or polls
- Participation in special events and promotions
- Entry in contests or sweepstakes
- Participation on social media accounts involving Alexa Rowan or Alexa Rowan’s books
- Participation in communities, chat rooms, and other interactive services
- Submission of user generated content on any part of the Site that permits it
- Any other place on the Site where you knowingly volunteer personal information
Collection of Personal Information From Social Media Sites
When you interact with any Alexa Rowan property page or account on a social media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or Google+, we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page or account including your account ID or “handle.” However, we will comply with the privacy policies of the corresponding social media platform and we will only collect and store such personal information as we are permitted to collect by these social media platforms.
In addition, when you interact with the Site, our servers may keep an activity log that does not identify you individually (“Non-Personal Information”). Generally, we collect and store the following categories of Non-Personal Information:
- Device information about your computer, mobile device, or other device that you use to access the Site. This information may include IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information.
- Usage information about your use of the Site. This information includes a reading history of the pages you view. We use this information to provide you a more customized experience on the Site.
- Additional “traffic data” such as time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, and referring website addresses.
- Your search terms and search results.
- Other information regarding our users’ use of the Site.
In addition, please note that if you purchase a book from a link on this site, advertisers and affiliate programs (specifically, All Romance eBooks, Amazon, Apple, and Performance Horizon Group) may collect information to track the performance of those links, but no personally identifiable information will be collected.
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Is Personal Information Collected From Children?
Unless otherwise disclosed during collection and with parent or guardian consent, AlexaRowan.com does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age you should not under any circumstance provide personally identifiable information to AlexaRowan.com. If AlexaRowan.com discovers that a child under the age of 13 has provided AlexaRowan.com with personally identifiable information, AlexaRowan.com will immediately delete that child’s information from the Site.
How Do We Use Your Information?
We use the information we learn from you to help us personalize and continually improve your experience on the Site. We may use your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the following ways:
- Send you newsletters, offers and promotions for our products and services, third party products and services, or special events by e-mail or other another medium
- Administer contests, sweepstakes, promotions, and surveys
- Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal
- Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Site
- Communicate with you about changes to our policies
Use of Your Location Information
We use your location information to perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Site and their purchasing patterns.
Who Do We Provide Your Information To?
We do not use or disclose information about your Personal Information collected online to any third party. Although, as disclosed below, we may provide your information to our partners, in no event will we sell or rent your Personal Information as part of a customer list or similar transaction.
We have third party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners that perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting, billing, analytics, customer service, fraud protection, sweepstakes administration, etc. These entities have access to the Personal Information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that Personal Information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Site.
We may also use or disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Site; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Site or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, or the users of the Site or the public.
Use of Non-Personal Information
We may disclose or share Non-Personal Information (or other information, other than Personal Information) in any other manner that we deem appropriate or necessary. Among other things, we will disclose Non-Personal Information to third parties to help us determine how people use parts of the Site and who our users are so we can improve our Site. We will also disclose Non-Personal Information to our partners and other third parties about how our users collectively use the Site.
What Steps Are Taken To Keep Personal Information Secure?
We are concerned about ensuring the security of your Personal Information. While we would like to be able to tell you that the information you provide us is absolutely safe, but unfortunately, several well-publicized instances of computer security breaches make it impossible to guarantee 100% security of your Personal Information transmitted over the Internet or any public or non-secure network. We do exercise commercially reasonable care to protect the information you provide us from theft, alteration, or unauthorized inspection. Personal Information collected by our Site is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose your Personal Information to you.
What Happens When I Link To or From Another Website?
What About Contests and Sweepstakes?
Notice to Non-US Users
How Do I Opt-Out or Correct Information About Me
You may always opt-out of receiving future e-mail messages and newsletters from AlexaRowan.com. We provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us in every AlexaRowan.com newsletter, or you may email info @ AlexaRowan.com (without spaces) to request removal from our mailing list, or to request a correction of your Personal Information held by AlexaRowan.com.
Limitation of Liability
By using this Site, you acknowledge that we specifically disclaim any liability (whether based on contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive or special damages arising out of, or in any way connected with, your access to or use of this Site (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), including but not limited to, liability associated with any viruses which may infect a user’s computer equipment.
Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained or provided through the use of this Site is done at your own discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system, or loss of data, that results from the use, download or provision of any such material.
Except to the extent required by applicable law, we will not be liable for the unavailability or failure to operate all or any part of the service or system on which this Site is accessed, viewed or used.
Your California Privacy Rights
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (California Civil Code Section 1798.83). We therefore will not distribute your Personal Information to outside parties for their direct marketing purposes without your consent.
Limitation on Your Usage
You may not modify, copy, distribute, license, transmit, reproduce, disseminate, display, transfer or sell, or offer for sale, any information, material, product, or service viewed on or obtained from this Site without express permission.